The following essays were published in the Roaring Tiger Newsletter of
the Ko-Sho Shuri-ryu dojo in Tucson, Arizona, between 1994 and 1998.
 I. PREFACE
 II. HISTORY
The Nature of Style
 Styles of Kung-Fu
 The Origin of Kara Te
 Bu and Budo
 Do vs. Jutsu
 Biography - Bodhidharma
 Biography - Choki Motobu
 Biography - Tung Gee Hsing
 Biography - Robert A. Trias
 Biography - Lend McCaster
 III. TRAINING
Dojo Etiquette
 Practice Like You Play
 Heat and Cold
 The Kamiza
 Tsune
 How to Stay in Karate
 No lounging on the mat
 IV. KARATE RANKS
The History of Karate Belts and Ranks
 Black Belt Ranks and Titles
 How to Tie the Karate Belt
 V. KIDS IN KARATE
Parental Support
 Kids and Sparring
 VI. KIAI
The Kiai
 VII. KIME
Kime in Karate
 VIII. KATA
The Freeze
 The Decelerating Move
 Snap in Kata Performance
 Boredom and Repetition
 Kata Performance Tips
 Common Problems in Kata Practice
 IX. WEAPONS
Kobudo - The Weapons of Karate
 Zen Kobudo
 Yamanni-Ru Bo Katas
 X. SPARRING
Mushin and Zanshin
 Pressure Point Fighting
 Injury Etiquette
 Koshiki Fighting
 Sparring Tips
 XI. TOURNAMENTS
The Exciting History of Karate Tournaments
 WUKO Tournament Katas
 The Value of Tournament Experience
 Tournament Luck
 Judging Bias
 Your Uniform - Whiteness Counts!
 XII. JAPANESE IN THE DOJO
Pronouncing Japanese
 Oss, The Karate Greeting
 Hai
 Polite Words in Japanese
 Wakarimasu, I understand
 Onegaishimasu, Please teach me